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Teen Poems | Poems About Life as a Teenager

Teen Poems - Examples of all types of teen poetry to share and read. Poems about life as a teenager explore topics and experiences that are unique to teenagers such as school, emotions, dating, or bullying, etc. Share a read teen poems and then write about your teenage experiences. This list of new poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous poem examples for teen.
Premium Member Music
As a baby we first hear music as a lovely lullaby, in loving arms as we are rocked to sleep. As a toddler we learn to dance to the music, we make funny moves to the left then...Read More
Categories: teen, baby, child, dance, fun,
Form: Free verse

It was the second morning of “daylight savings time,” and the change was noticeable. My BF Peter has a doctorate in applied physics, he's an expert, so I asked him, “How do they move the sun?” He...Read More
Categories: teen, boyfriend, humor, school, science,
Form: Free verse
The king kong song
It’s Sunday morning and we’re in the new, exciting, daylight savings time. Peter and I are sitting next to each other on the big, red, corduroy couch in my suite’s common room. All of my roommates...Read More
Categories: teen, boyfriend, school, song, student,
Form: Free verse
drifts and promises
Your sweet breaths and perfumes provoke so, have I found love in this drift of circumstance? DO you love me? If so, pray, swear it on the tireless sea, whose thrashing cold, intemperate waters will last forever. I...Read More
Categories: desire, love, teen, truth,
Form: Free verse
Struggles of a teen
"You have it easy," is what they always say. "Are you starving and not breathing," they ask. "You have no right to complain," they mock. Then why does my life feel like I've been living in vain? Sure, I'm not homeless,...Read More
Categories: teen, age, anger, depression, grief,
Form: Rhyme

I can't
I must be perfect. Nothing compares to the feeling of success, especially when that's what everyone expects. I cannot fail. Failing is realizing that I'm not good enough. The judgment from others would make me feel frail. Living a life like...Read More
Categories: teen, angst, child, emotions, fear,
Form: Rhyme
New short story posted: chaz or chaste
I latest piece is too long the poem section - so it's in "Short Stories." It's called "chaz or chaste" I could shorten it - but why? shrug I hope you like it! The...Read More
Categories: teen, confusion, culture, friendship, humor,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Hymn and Her
worshipped from afar pretty girl in chapel choir Love Divine...Read More
Categories: desire, teen love, woman,
Form: Haiku
new short story: surprises
I latest piece is too long the poem section - so it's in "Short Stories." It's called "surprises" I could shorten it - but why? shrug I hope you like it! The URL (...Read More
Categories: teen, boyfriend, crush, dance, school,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Wild Child
Gentle, like a soft rain Often silent, soothing away Fears that trampled Over my soul, erasing the little girl Innocence With a sense of darkness A kiss of dread, pouring out the Melancholy, the doubt Insecurities looming ahead In the ripeness of a...Read More
Categories: teen, childhood, growing up, growth,
Form: Free verse
Baggy Clothes
Teenagers just love baggy clothes It covers secrets we don't want people to know Secrets of our bodies that we despise That plague our minds each day and night. When we look in the mirror each...Read More
Categories: teen, body, clothes, confidence, for
Form: Rhyme
passing parades
A governess, a guardian of the young, so known and dear as to be called “Mother” and a noblewoman, just barely 12 by age, named Portia, sit talking as the sun sets the stage for...Read More
Categories: education, longing, romance, teen,
Form: Free verse
tiktok songs - part 2
By the afternoon I was back-on-my-toes. Almost every night my roommates and I sit around a low table in the common room of our suite, crossed legged, on cushions and do our homework. It’s less...Read More
Categories: song, student, teen,
Form: Free verse
tiktok songs - part 1
I’m chilling and doing homework tonight. Leaning into it. Last night one of our suitemates (Julia) turned 21 - she’s barable. Not that we get carded anywhere - I’ve never had trouble getting into clubs or...Read More
Categories: teen, birthday, boyfriend, drink, school,
Form: Free verse
dirty laundry
It’s Sunday morning, about 8am. My BF Peter and I we’re doing our laundry. Most of the time, we spent in my dorm common room, sitting side by side on a red corduroy couch, while...Read More
Categories: teen, boyfriend, humor, school, student,
Form: Free verse

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